The Faerie Queene
May 25, 2020

Welcome to our resource and summary of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. This is an alegorical poem that emerged in the late sixteenth century, and remains one of the largest poems in the English language. Edmund Spenser was a contemporary of other great writers like William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, but despite the overflow of talent in…

Uther Pendragon in the film Excalibur
December 23, 2019

When it comes to the Arthurian myths, there are hardly more important figures in the life of King Arthur than his own father, Uther Pendragon. He was one of the most legendary kings of the Roman-Britain kingdom and his legacy goes all the way back to very classic and old Welsh poems, cementing his place…

Mt Etna erupting
December 16, 2019

Mount Etna holds a very special and unique place in the King Arthur mythos, which is why there are a few visions, interpretations and myths related to this location. There have been many debates about Mount Etna and the place that it holds in King Arthur’s legacy, but one of the biggest theories is that…

welsh triads in art
December 9, 2019

The Welsh Triads are otherwise known as the Triads of the Island of Britain (Britain is also referred to as Prydain). The word Triads is gotten from the word “Tri” which means three. In literature the Triad is a rhetorical form whereby Items/ objects are grouped together in threes, with a heading or title that shows…

Jude Law as Vortigern
November 11, 2019

Vortigern, called “Gurthigern” by monk Gildas, was a 5th century ruler known for inviting the Saxons to Britain in order to stop the Picts and Scots from their incursions and allowing them to control the land. Vortigern is not a name per se; it means “Supreme Lord”. His actual name is unknown as are many…

Ygraine from the show, Camelot
October 21, 2019

Igraine is the mother of Arthur, formerly Duchess of Tintagel and later the Queen of England. According to the Welsh tradition, her name was Eigyr or Eigr. She’s the daughter of a prince. She also has a son named Gormant and seven brothers and two sisters. In the English tradition she had three husbands before…

the picts depicted fighting the romans
October 14, 2019

The Picts are a group of people who lived in Northern Britain during the Roman times and the traditional Arthur period. The Picts were some of the very first settlers of Scotland. There are myths that tell of their lineage, being apparently descended from the Celtic goddess “Brighid”. The first king of Scotland, Kenneth I,…

faerie queen 1: Knight Rising book cover
October 1, 2019

Big news! Knight Rising is finally available for purchase. This is the first book in the Faerie Queen series, loosely based on Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene. Get your copy today! Adapting the epic 16th century poem for modern audiences has been an absolute blast. And this book covers the first primary volume…

Classic Lady of Shalott artwork
September 23, 2019

Lord Alfred Tennyson’s four-part poem is based on the Arthurian Legend of Elaine of Astolat, who died for that love that surpassed all human understanding. Its recounted version was in the 13th-century Italian book Donna di Scalotta but the poem is an 18th Century work. Lord Tennyson composed the poem in 1842. The poem is…

Tom Thumb in a hand.
September 16, 2019

The story of Tom Thumb is one of the first recorded English Tales. He has been a popular character in the English myths and legends for centuries. His story was originally printed in 1621 by Richard Johnson. Tom Thumb’s Birth Back in days of King Arthur’s reign, Old Thomas and his wife had desires to…

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